on 6 August 2008
I bought this looking for unique and inspiring ideas to recreate or redesign old clothes in an effort to save money and be greener. I wish I hadn't bothered. Much of the book focuses on adding to or embellishing some very poor looking choices and very outdated items with lacklustre suggestions such as buttons and ribbon, rather than anything clever with scissors, needle and thread or mixing it up with several different items together. Hopelessly disappointing and might be of use to a top end primary school girl looking to update her uniform in a kind of Blue Peter way?! Can't recommend this...to anyone really
on 29 March 2010
This book is for my daughter. She is hoping to buy well made clothes from charity shops and add details such as sequin flowers or lace collars then sell them on from a market stall. She also wants to add original style clothes to her own wardrobe. 'Customising Cool Clothes' provides 30 projects to enable her to do this. She finds the ideas inspiring and the instruction easy to follow. As this is the first time she has attemted to update clothes, this is important. Most of the items for the project are reasonably priced and available. Her first few projects have resulted in attractive, wearable clohes, thanks to the ideas in the book.